Today someone asked me if I had just had a baby and I DIDN’T kill her on the spot. I mean she was 13 but STILL.
"Mad Men" and body image
Spoilers for last night’s episode “The Tea Leaves” below. [[MORE]] I thought “The Tea Leaves,” featured a fascinating glimpse into medicine and health in the ’60s, when your mother in law can recommend you take diet pills and you actually take her advice, when you get cancer and you can’t even talk about it. (One of the show’s “Oh, how the...
In which some people are just fools.
I just have to say. I went out for my run leaving behind two angry and puzzled roommates who didn’t understand why I couldn’t do a shorter run or put it off so that I could wait at home for their subletter and help him move in while they went to IKEA. Their subletter. Come on, man! They didn’t even say please, just started acting like I was ruining their day because they...
A Mile or More in My [Running] Shoes: Why not add... →
amileormoreinmyshoes: I don’t have much on the race calendar this year, (a far cry from last year when I was constantly prepping for races to complete my NYRR 9+1) so I’m feeling a bit like a slacker. I just registered to run the Inaugural Escape to The Palisades 5k. (They offer a half marathon, but because I’m running my 25k the following weekend, I decided against the half - obviously.) It...
I wish there was a machine that you could input your training, paces, plans for the day and general mood into so it could spit out your daily run for you. Like “Hey, you’re going to happy hour after, make this a 2.5 miler with speed intervals.” Or today, “You really fucked up at work, go run 900 miles along the windy West Side and think about what you’ve done.” ...
Standings in the Fitblr March Madness pool
As of this morning: Happyhealthyheidi Mr-smit Bodyhackery (tie) Spoonfulofvigor and myself Fallingforward Mr. Fallingforward (whoa…) Bracket “Mlp6257” (What is your Tumblr name? let me know!) Tridad Sayhellotocindy Idontgetrunnershigh
In which I am not a finance professional of any...
I’m getting my taxes done and eavesdropping on the guy in the next office who became a freelance tri coach last year. (Or as I call him, Tridad From The Future.) His problems are more interesting than mine! Also if anyone knows how I can professionalize and thus write off all my race fees, et cetera… I’m not saying that sponsorship from C9 by Champion, Town Sports or the...
Fix my running form! (please?)
Dear Coach Internet: About a year ago someone pointed out to me that when I run I twist my upper body and arms from left to right. This is really inefficient because it doesn’t propel me forward, but I let it go on at the time because I had more elementary running issues. Now I can’t seem to correct it. I can focus on it briefly, but as soon as I stop I go right back to doing the...
40 years ago today →
megwhat: The Supreme Court issued their opinion in Eisenstadt v. Baird, establishing the right of single, non-married persons to contraception - encompassed in the right to privacy. Justice Berger wrote the opinion of the Court, saying: If the right of privacy means anything, it is the right of the individual, married or single, to be free from unwarranted governmental intrusion into matters...
Did you know karaoke burns 1000 calories per hour?
Did you know I just made this fact up?
MABtv3.0: NYC 5K on April 21, 2012!!! →
mabtv3: Hi all! I came from a volunteer meeting tonight for PurpleStride New York City - a 5K run/walk on Saturday, April 21 - and we’re looking for more people to register (just $25)! Please reblog or send to any runners or walkers out there looking for a race this spring in NYC. Hey running/ run-walking people of New York, we should do this and then go see Scott Jurek at REI. (Is this a...
Something I like to see at the gym
People in spin class who (unconsciously) move their hips back and forth as they pedal so it looks like they’re dancing in their bike seat. Probably not the greatest form by strict standards, but it always makes me smile. Go on you, dance in your seat.
Notes from watching the NYC Half
Pedestrians trying to cross over to the river side would ask the cop on duty “What’s going on here?” Two years ago I would have been that pedestrian, pretty much. Just like in any group of runners, in the elite pack there are some who are sweating bullets and huffing out desperate breaths and some who seem to be gliding, just off on a pleasant jaunt, no urgency. The difference...